June Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 6, Issue 10
Space the New Frontier (Webelos Traveler, & Artist)
Trapper Trails Council
National Capital Area Council
Earning the Traveler Activity Badge will help boys prepare for traveling, experiences and it will enable them to get the most out of trips and learn about our country.
Working on the achievements for this Badge will help them learn how to read maps and timetables for different transportation methods, compare costs, plan trips, and pack suitcases. If you plan to visit a travel agency, bus terminal, or airport, be sure to contact them ahead of time so that your Webelos may be able to visit behind the scenes.
Ideas for Den/Patrol Meetings -
1. Make an exhibit or display of an enlarged map of the area, showing points of interest, snapshots from trips, and travel logbooks.
2. Show slides or movies taken on a den trip with commentary.
3. Give an oral report on a trip.
4. Demonstrate proper packing of a suitcase.
5. Sign In, Please: Set up a registration table for the families as they arrive. Ask them to sign in with information on the car they drove to the meeting: model, color, and license plate number. After the pack meeting starts tally up the colors, kinds, and how many knew their license plate number.
Report this during the pack meeting.
Players are seated in a circle. Each one is given the name of some city or airport. One player has no chair. He stands inside the circle and calls "All aboard for the plane from Oklahoma City to Boston." The two players representing the two cities must change seats. The caller tries to get a seat during the scramble. The player left without a seat becomes the caller. This is fun when the caller names a city that has not been assigned to anyone, thus causing confusion and excitement. Have each boy in turn name something that is found in a gas station. If a boy canít think of anything else or repeats something that has already been said, he is "out of gas" and out of the game until only one person is left and you can play it again.
Make up a set of index cards showing map signs and symbols. On another set of cards, write the correct answers. Show the cards and lay them face down on a table. To play concentration, the first boy turns over two cards. If they match he removes them and tries again. If they donít match, he turns them back over and the next person takes a turn. Continue until all cards are matched.
Ways to Go
Unscramble the following modes of transportation. Count up how many you have used.
1. necoa (canoe)
2. crepeithlo (helicopter)
3. odemp (moped)
4. atfr (raft)
5. rmat (tram)
6. osdedlg (dogsled)
7. wuasyb (subway)
8. giiknsi (skiing)
Do You Know Your Cars?
Each definition below describes a type of car. Can you identify them?
1. Our 16th President.
2. River in New York.
3. First colony in New England.
4. Indian Chief.
5. Theater in which Lincoln was shot.
6. A young horse.
7. A spotted horse
8. A hawk
9. Wild animal in the cat family.
10. A motherless calf.
11. A stinging insect.
12. A shooting star.
13. French tourist spot.
14. Prince Rainierís country
15. A Roman mythical god.
9. Jaguar, Cougar
Ideas for Den Meetings
Mark the town where you live on a United States map using a different color pen for each group below, mark the map:
City where you were born
You can now see how different towns play a part in your life. You'll probably be surprised to find out how far your influence reaches. Compare your map with the other Webelos in your den and find out how many cities you have in common.
Most families have collected postcards as they traveled or have postcards received in the mail. Invite the boys to bring some postcards to the den meeting to show the other boys. Find the locations on the map.
My Ship Goes Sailing
This game tests your memory. The first player starts by saying, "My ship goes sailing with elephants, or any favorite thing. The second player must say, "My ship goes sailing with elephants and oranges," or any other favorite addition. Each player must repeat all the things that the ship goes sailing with. It gets more difficult when there are a lot.
Pretend Hide and Seek
Our player thinks of a place to pretend to hide in the car, such as "under the spare tire in the trunk" or "on top of the rearview mirror", an others try to guess the hiding place. The player who's "it" will tell them if they're getting warmer (guessing somewhere near the hiding place), or getting colder (guessing far away.)
My Name Is Alberta
The first player says, "My name is Alberta, and I came from Alabama with a load of artichokes." (Any names would be all right as long as they begin with A.) The second player must repeat the sentence using B words, such as "My name is Bruce, and I came from Belgium with a load of bats." Go all the way through to Z.
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